MINISTER of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili has issued a one-week ultimatum to The Post to retract stories in which the tabloid accused him of allegedly being tribal.
Mr Kambwili demanded that The Post should retract the articles about him and apologise for allegedly accusing him of issuing tribal remarks.
The minister said during a press briefing in Luanshya yesterday that The Post attacked him and labelled him tribal following his remarks that there was a political party that was regional.
“I am asking the Post Newspapers to retract either the articles that they were writing about me after I appeared on the Sunday Interview [on ZNBC] where I said there was one particular political party which was regional and tribal. I did not mention any political party neither did I mention any tribe but the Post Newspapers took me on with articles. They took two weeks writing about that issue and branding me tribal.
He said in Monday’s editorial, The Post vindicated him when they wrote: “The problem with the UPND and its current leadership revolves around regional character of this party and its leadership. The Post has consistently pointed out the danger of regional and tribal politics and once labelled UPND as a Bantustan party.”
Mr Kambwili said it was obvious that The Post was referring to the UPND.
He accused The Post of not meaning well for the Zambians.
“I, therefore, appeal to the Post Newspapers to retract their editorial comments or insults and the articles they wrote following my appearance on the Sunday Interview, within seven days,” he said.